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It’s Time to Stand Shoulder to Shoulder

Imagine this – a beautiful rolling terrain with birds singing from tree tops, children laughing at play in a crystal clear, bubbling stream. Men and women peacefully at work in their vineyards and sheep folds. Wisdom from the Bible and words of prayer are frequently on the lips of young and old. The ruler of...
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The Power of Prayer for Israel

This week, Christians all across the United States gathered for the National Day of Prayer. It is encouraging to see men and women zealously crying out to God. Prayer is powerful! It has stopped the mouths of lions, raised the dead, delivered nations from destruction, and flowed from the lips of peace-filled martyrs until their...
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Riots, Politics, and the European Union

If you follow news from Israel, you likely know that there has been a lot happening in the Holy Land! With all that’s going on, this week’s article will give a short synopsis of the chaotic headlines of recent weeks.  The Muslim holiday of Ramadan began on April 12th, and Arab protests, riots, violence, and...
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Love for the Land of Israel is Increasing

The Covid-19 pandemic has been a difficult, painful, and traumatic experience for many of us. Political divisions have deepened. Many have been separated from family by government regulations and ongoing international travel restrictions. Millions have died and we all know people who have been sick. I myself have three close family members and friends who...
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Remember the Miracle

This week Israel marked 73 years since their miraculous founding in 1948. Israel’s founder and first prime minister, David Ben Gurion, once said: “In order to be a realist, one must believe in miracles.”  That statement is unquestionably true when it comes to the story of Israel’s existence and statehood. One need only look at...
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From the Holocaust to Restoration

Yesterday marked Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel. Today, the heroic faces of the survivors of the most horrendous tragedy in human history are old and worn. The faces that still exist to tell their experiences, sadly will not be around for the next generation to know personally.  It is still inconceivable and...
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The Resurrection of Hope

For most of the world, this time of the year brings reflection and a resolute purpose for the following year – a determination to do better – to be better to ourselves and others. You are receiving this letter as Israel celebrates Hanukkah. Hanukkah is not one of the Feasts listed in Leviticus 23. However,...
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Should We Listen to the Prophets in Our Bible?

The most glorious sunrise met me when I walked outside this morning. Immediately I was reminded of Jeremiah’s prophecy in chapters 31 and 33, in which God speaks through the prophet, saying, “If My Covenant with day and night can be broken then My Covenant with David as well as Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob may...
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Long After The Next U.S. President, These Trees Will Be a Forest in Israel

In the midst of American political craziness, planting trees in Israel should give us hope. Israeli citizens are nearly as much interested in the outcome of the 2020 presidential elections as Americans. For years, Israel’s policies have been greatly influenced by who sits in the White House. After eight years of Obama, Israelis are grateful...
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One Grape at a Time

Let’s not talk about politics, protests, riots, or COVID-19. It’s just a hunch, but I’m guessing you’re ready to hear about something else. Let’s talk about a phenomenon. A miracle, actually. Are you ready? The land of Israel is a tiny piece of real estate. It’s smaller than the state of New Jersey. I want...
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Special Harvest Announcement

This week’s article will be a little out of the ordinary.  When COVID-19 first struck, we were all hopeful that the restrictions would only last a short time and the world would return back to normal soon.  It didn’t.  More than half of our staff got stuck in the United States, and to date, they...
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Does Jesus Love the Temple?

This week marks the beginning of a three week period of mourning in the Jewish community over the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple in 70 CE. Even though this time of mourning has been common in the Jewish community ever since the Temple’s destruction, it is a really unique phenomenon if you think about it....
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Modern Israel – Man’s Secular Creation or God’s Holy Hand?

As I have traveled around the world sharing about the miracle of Israel’s rebirth, I have encountered well-meaning Christians who claim that the modern State of Israel is secular, pagan, and against the will of God. They point to the fact that many of the founders of modern Israel weren’t believers, that the government is...
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What Percentage of Israel Should Israel Keep?

I know US news is claiming your attention right now. From riots, protests, lockdowns, COVID-19, and more, the daily news and social media feeds are enough to make one’s head spin. However, I’ve been encouraged to see stories of revival, prayer, and unity interspersed within the daily negativity. Calls for revival from pastors and leaders...
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Religious Freedom in God’s House

Several weeks ago as the coronavirus was sweeping the world, something concerning was happening in regard to religious freedom in the United States. Governors had, in the name of protecting us from infection, ordered mass lockdowns and quarantines. This included the closing of many businesses deemed non-essential. Much of the criterion used to determine whether...
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Never Divide the Land of Israel!

When COVID-19 officially became a world pandemic, about half of our staff was in Israel and the other half in the U.S. Since then, as you can imagine, everyone has been stuck in place, and we still don’t know when our staff will be able to return to Israel. For that matter, we don’t know...
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We Can’t Ignore History, it Matters Relationally (updated May 20th, 2020)

An Apology In my recent article titled “We can’t ignore History. It Matters Relationally”, I made an effort to educate Christians about the sensitivities surrounding relationships with Orthodox Jews. We have worked with these precious people for over 15 years. I see so many offenses taking place against them and it increases the negativity attached...
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The Light from Zion During Crisis

Is it just me, or is it TIME FOR SOME GOOD NEWS!! These days, it seems nearly impossible not to talk about COVID-19. The good news though, is that there is a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel in many different countries. Israel and the U.S. are now planning to begin opening...
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2019 in Review & 2020 Vision

Fifteen years ago, a man named Tommy Waller took his family and went to Israel to help an Orthodox Jewish farmer plant, prune and harvest his vineyard. He had no idea that he was starting a worldwide movement. Today, thousands of Christians from all over the world have joined the movement, and farmers all over...
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When were the Settlements not Legal?

On Monday, November 18th, 2019, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the United States no longer views Israel’s settlements as illegal. In this shocking and historic announcement, Pompeo went on to say that “after carefully studying all sides of the legal debate, the establishment of Israeli civilian settlements in the West Bank is not...
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